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Table 1 Characteristics of lung cancer patients in Crete (1992 to 2013)

From: Lung cancer and tobacco smoking in Crete, Greece: reflections from a population-based cancer registry from 1992 to 2013

Characteristics Lung cancer cases P value
N = 5,509 %
Gender    0.01
 Males 4554 87.3  
 Females 660 12.6  
Age group (at diagnosis)    <0.001
 25–44 61 1.1  
 45–54 263 4.8  
 55–64 1135 20.6  
 65–74 1935 35.2  
 75–84 1754 31.9  
 <85 357 6.4  
Stage (at diagnosis)    0.03
 I 650 11.8  
 II 457 8.3  
 III 887 16.1  
 IV 2507 45.5  
 Not known 1008 18.3  
Personal medical history    0.04
 No 2572 50.9  
 Lung disease (COPD, Chronic Bronchitis, emphysema) 1728 34.2  
 Other cancer (excluding lung cancer) 193 3.8  
 Not available/reliable 564 11.2  
Family medical history    0.04
 No 760 15  
 LC 937 18.5  
 Lung disease (COPD, Chronic Bronchitisemphysema) 2485 49.1  
 Not available/reliable 875 17.3  
Smoking status*    0.01
 Never smoker 925 16.8  
 Ever smoker 4132 75.1  
 Not known 452 8.1  
Alcohol consumption    0.04
 No 1405 25.5  
 Yes 1928 35.0  
 Not known 2176 39.5  
  1. *Pooled data: N = 5,057 lung cancer cases with information on smoking status
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